Teaching Syllabus

The framework given below is a guide to the topics which should be covered during your sessions. Occasionally the full topic will not be covered and so self-directed learning, including use of the online resources should be used to help cement knowledge of the topics covered.  These topics are not exhaustive and it is not possible to cover all presentations during your attachment so we would encourage you to seek out learning opportunities on the shop floor and by continuing your own CPD. (Handbook pages are shown in brackets)

Minors/Paeds minors (p171-192)

  • Spot diagnoses
  • Management
  • Sprains/Fractures
  • Pitfalls – things not to miss
  • Paediatric X-rays
  • VTE Assessment

Acute SOB (p87-100)

  • PE
  • Acute pulmonary oedema
  • Respiratory failure

Neurology Emergencies (p129-139)

  • Seizures
  • Headaches/LP
  • TLOC

Trauma Simulation (p163-171)

  • Primary and secondary surveys
  • Traumatic cardiac arrest
  • Management of chest/abdomen/pelvis injuries
  • Head injuries (including on anti-coagulation)

Endocrine Emergencies

Paediatric Emergencies (p208-250)

  • NAI
  • Abdomen
  • Irritable child
  • Meningitis

Acute Abdomen (p67, p101-109)

  • AAA
  • Mesenteric Ischaemia
  • Ectopic
  • Appendicitis

Dermatology, Eyes & ENT (p149-152)

  • Spot diagnosis – Picture Quiz and basic management of conditions
  • FB
  • Epistaxis management


Paediatric Resuscitation Simulation (p209-224)

  • Meningococcal
  • Status epilepticus
  • APLS

Infectious Diseases (p153-162)

  • Needlestick Injuries
  • HIV
  • Infection Control
  • Imported Diseases

Acute Chest Pain (p68-78)

  • Dissection
  • PE
  • MI
  • Unconcerning chest pains – Teitzes/Bornholms/Precordial Catch

PSNI & Coroner (p16-48)

  • Confidentiality & Consent
  • Disclosure
  • Note-keeping
  • Report writing
  • Informing Coroner

ALS Scenarios (p58-67)

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Arrythmias
  • Special circumstances